About Borides

Zirconium Boride

Borides are chemical compounds formed when boron bonds with a less electronegative element. Borides are all hard, high-melting-point materials with metal-like conductivity. They can be made by direct combination of the elements at high temperatures or, more usually, by high-temperature reduction of a mixture of the metal oxide and boron oxide using carbon or aluminium. Chemically, they are stable to non-oxidizing acids but are attacked by strong oxidizing agents and by strong alkalis. Borides can be classified loosely as boron-rich or metal-rich. The generally accepted definition is that if the ratio of boron atoms to metal atoms is 4:1 or more the compound is boron-rich, if it is less, then it is metal-rich.

Boron-rich boride properties vary from one compound to the next, and include examples of compounds that are semiconductors, superconductors, diamagnetic, paramagnetic, ferromagnetic or anti-ferromagnetic. They are mostly stable and refractory. One such compound, lanthanum boride (LaB6), is an inert refractory compound, used in hot cathodes because of its low work function for emission of electrodes.

Borides formed with transition metals tend to form metal-rich borides. Metal-rich borides are typically inert and have high melting temperatures. Investigations into these borides have revealed a wealth of interesting properties such as superconductivity at 39 K in magnesium diboride (MgB2) and the ultra-incompressibility of OsB2 and ReB2.

Borides Products

Aluminum Boride Aluminum Boride Sputtering Target Aluminum Magnesium Boride
Barium Boride Beryllium Boride Be2B Beryllium Boride Be4B
Beryllium Diboride Beryllium Hexaboride Calcium Boride
Cerium Boride Cerium Boride Sputtering Target Chromium Boride Sputtering Target
Chromium Diboride Chromium Diboride Sputtering Target Chromium Triboride
Chromium(III) Boride Cobalt Boride Cobalt Boride (Co2B)
Cobalt Boride (Co3B) Cobalt Monoboride Dichromium Boride
Diiron Boride Ditungsten Boride Ditungsten Boride Sputtering Target
Dysprosium Boride DyB4 Dysprosium Boride DyB6 Erbium Boride
Europium Boride Gadolinium Boride Hafnium Boride Sputtering Target
Hafnium Diboride Holmium Boride Iron Boride
Lanthanum Boride Lanthanum Boride Sputtering Target Lanthanum Hexaboride
Lanthanum Hexaboride Nanoparticles Lutetium Boride Magnesium Boride
Magnesium Boride Sputtering Target Magnesium Dodecaboride Magnesium Hexaboride
Manganese Boride Manganese Boride Manganese Diboride
Molybdenum Boride Molybdenum Boride Mo2B Molybdenum Boride Mo2B5
Molybdenum Boride Sputtering Target Neodymium Boride Neodymium Boride Sputtering Target
Nickel Boride Nickel Boride Ni2B Nickel Boride Ni3B
Nickel Boride Sputtering Target Niobium Boride Niobium Boride Nanoparticles
Niobium Diboride Niobium Monoboride Praseodymium Boride
Rhenium Boride Samarium Boride Scandium Boride
Silicon Hexaboride Silicon Tetraboride Strontium Boride
Tantalum Boride Tantalum Boride Sputtering Target Tantalum Diboride
Terbium Boride Thorium Boride Thulium Boride
Titanium Boride Titanium Boride - Boron Carbide - Tungsten Boride Nanoparticles Titanium Boride - Boron Carbide Nanoparticles
Titanium Boride Nanoparticles Titanium Boride Sputtering Target Titanium Diboride
Titanium Diboride Sheet Tungsten Boride Tungsten Boride Sputtering Target
Tungsten Pentaboride Uranium Boride Uranium Diboride
Vanadium Boride VB Vanadium Boride VB2 Vanadium Diboride
Ytterbium Boride Yttrium Boride Zirconium Boride ZrB12
Zirconium Boride/Silicon Carbide Zirconium Diboride Zirconium Diboride Sputtering Target

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of boride compounds including sputtering targets, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its boride products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.